Review: The Statistical Probability of Love At First Sight


◆ The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith
◆ Read July 2013
◆ English Edition
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❝ Who would have guessed that four minutes could change everything?

Today should be one of the worst days of seventeen-year-old Hadley Sullivan's life. Having missed her flight, she's stuck at JFK airport and late to her father's second wedding, which is taking place in London and involves a soon-to-be stepmother Hadley's never even met. Then she meets the perfect boy in the airport's cramped waiting area. His name is Oliver, he's British, and he's sitting in her row.

A long night on the plane passes in the blink of an eye, and Hadley and Oliver lose track of each other in the airport chaos upon arrival. Can fate intervene to bring them together once more?

Quirks of timing play out in this romantic and cinematic novel about family connections, second chances, and first loves. Set over a twenty-four-hour-period, Hadley and Oliver's story will make you believe that true love finds you when you're least expecting it. ❞
Rating a book like The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight is hard; writing a review is even harder. If somebody were to ask me to describe the book in one word it would be romantic. The story is like one of those cheesy romantic comedies where there are hardships but everything works out in the end and the guy and girl are reconnected. Don't get me wrong though, this book is like this in a good way. It's entertaining and sweet. Furthermore, it describes a story we would all secretly wish for in one way or another.

Review: Pedalling Backwards


◆ Pedalling Backwards by Julia Russell
◆ Read July 2013
◆ English Edition
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❝ On a bleak, muddy island in the Blackwater Estuary, Lizzie struggles to come to terms with the loss of her unborn child and the death of her sister. Trapped in a damp cottage with her ineffectual but well-meaning husband, and her aloof parents, the things that are said and left unsaid on this strained family holiday threaten the complex ties between mothers and fathers and their daughters.❞
I wasn't really sure how many stars to give this book, partly because I hated the first 30 pages or so. However, I decided to give it three stars because I thought the story beautiful in the end.
 

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